AAA: Georgia Gas Price Average up 1 Cent After July 4th Holiday

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, July 11th, 2024

The Georgia gas price average increased slightly at the pumps compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.32 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday's state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 1 cent more than a month ago, and 8 cents more than this time last year. It costs drivers an average price of $49.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are now paying $1.20 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Fuel charges experienced a humble hike, in the wake of the July 4th festivities,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. The tropics are brewing, promising a hurricane season that could be one for the records. We anticipate a possible surge at the pumps if a tumultuous hurricane plunges into the heart of our refineries and if crude oil continues to rise.”

AAA continues to encourage drivers to take advantage of the money-saving gas tips listed below.


Minimal Hike in Gas Prices

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 1 cent to $3.50 (subject to change overnight). 

Regional Prices:

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.42), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.35), and Atlanta ($3.34).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Rome ($3.25), Athens ($3.24), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.19).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 



Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High







$5.01 (6/14/2022)







$4.49  (6/15/2022)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Money-Saving Tips for Drivers

  • Shop around for gas prices. Drivers can check area gas prices on the Fuel Price Finder.
  • Consider paying in cash vs. a credit card. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Enroll in fuel savings programs.

Fuel-Saving Tips for Drivers

  • Maintain your vehicle to ensure the best fuel economy. Find a trusted automotive facility at Repair.
  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Slow down. Fuel economy diminishes significantly at highway speeds above 50 mph. Drive conservatively and avoid aggressive driving. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

Traffic Safety Tip: AAA-The Auto Club Group “Move Over For Me” Campaign

“Drivers, if you see a disabled vehicle on the roadside while traveling, be courteous and Move Over,” said Waiters. “Remember the person who broke down could be you, a friend, a family member, a coworker, or a neighbor. Move Over for the safety of others and because it is the right thing to do!”                    

Video: Move Over For Me PSA

Gas Price Survey Methodology

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. 

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